VOL. 1, ISSUE 2  May 24, 2018
Senator Cortez Masto Attends the James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
Senator Cortez Masto: "Yucca Mountain is dead on arrival"
Senator Cortez Masto Tours Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Senator Cortez Masto Attends Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base
Senator Cortez Masto Hosts Affordable Housing Roundtable in Las Vegas
Senator Cortez Masto Celebrates Small Business Week with Women Owners

Senator Cortez Masto Unveils "Innovation State" Initiative


This year, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,  launched her “Innovation State” initiative, a platform to accelerate innovation, attract investments, create jobs, and make Nevada a leader in developing new technology. The Senator has introduced several bills that would create more opportunities and resources for American cities to become SMART Communities, encourage young women to pursue STEM careers, safely integrate critical Unmanned Aircraft Systems use, maintain America’s competitiveness in artificial intelligence (AI), and expand broadband access to urban and rural Nevada. In March, the Senator joined Axios’ Mike Allen in Washington, D.C. to discuss Nevada’s leadership on the issue of SMART Communities and highlight the innovative work happening throughout the state of Nevada, including by the Nevada DOT and Washoe and Southern Nevada RTCs. Senator Cortez Masto also played an important role in helping the City of Reno and Flirtey, a Reno-based drone delivery startup, be selected in the highly competitive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. Finally, Senator Cortez Masto took to the Senate floor to defend Net Neutrality and tout its importance to Nevada’s education system and small businesses.

Senator Cortez Masto Hosts Video Conference Calls with Nevada High School Students

https://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenMasto/Dar7dncXkAA7JhZ.jpgLast month, Senator Cortez Masto hosted two video conference calls with Nevada high school students. The Senator spoke to students from Battle Mountain High School about their experience competing in the Capitol Hill Challenge - Stock Market Game, a game she sponsored the high school for, which teaches students how to invest in the stock market and the importance of financial literacy. The Senator also held a conversation with a government class from Carlin Combined High School where she talked about her efforts to bring broadband internet access to rural communities and underserved urban areas, as well as her work on behalf of the state and the importance of being engaged in government.

Senator Cortez Masto Visits Hillside Dairy in Fallon, Nevada

In May, Cortez Masto visited Hillside Dairy Farm in Fallon, a family owned business that has operated since 1915 – the oldest dairy operation in the state. Hillside Dairy Farm is now run by the great grandsons of its original founders and employs 30 full-time employees. The farm owns 2400 milking cows and produces 70 million pounds of milk per year.

Upcoming Rural Office Hours

Nevadans in rural communities needing assistance with a federal agency can connect with the Senator’s staff in-person:

  • On June 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. at the Silver Stage Food Pantry located at 3595 Ramsey Cutoff, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
  • On June 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Wadsworth Community Center located at 1 NV-447, Wadsworth, NV 89442.
  • On June 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Nixon Gym located in NV-447; Nixon, Nevada 89424.